A MAN has suffered serious head and facial injuries after being discovered apparently badly beaten in a Middlesbrough house this morning.

Officers are carrying out investigations while the injured man was taken to James Cook University Hospital for treatment.

A Cleveland Police spokeswoman: “We were called to an address in Midville Walk in Middlesbrough at around 8.26am to reports of a man inside the property with serious head and facial injuries.

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“The man has been taken to James Cook University Hospital by ambulance and police are currently investigating the circumstances around how the man came to receive his injuries. They remain at the scene while investigations are continuing.”

Anyone with information is asked to call Cleveland Police on the non-emergency number 101 or Crimestoppers anonymously on 0800 555 111.